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Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a...

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Exact title of the book
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective
Book author
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
431 pages
Language
English
Published
July 3rd 2003 by Thames & Hudson
File size (in PDF)
1724 kB
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a career in photography in the 1930s. In 1940 he was captured by the Germans and spent three years in prisoner-of-war camps before escaping to join the Paris underground.

With Robert Capa, David Seymour and others, he founded the photographic agency Magnum in 1947. Since then his work has taken him all over the world - from Europe to India, Burma, Pakistan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Bali, Russia, the Middle East, Cuba, Mexico, the United States and Canada. This new collection of work by Cartier-Bresson, created on the occasion of his ninety-fifth birthday, provides the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime's achievement.

It includes the first photographs taken by him, a significant number of which have never been published, rarely seen work from all periods of his life, classic photographs that have become icons of the medium, and a generous selection of drawings, paintings and film stills. The book also features personal souvenirs of Cartier-Bresson's youth, his family and the founding of Magnum. Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary images are shaped by an eye a.